Yesterday, we featured an agenda item for today's Boulder City Council meeting that dealt with ways to address "unwelcoming behavior" among the local homeless and other groups. One of our readers felt that Boulder itself isn't particularly welcoming. Here's what he had to say.
The Prius was one of the great automobile success stories of the last decade. Toyota's hybrid took off very fast -- too fast, it turned out, when owners found their accelerators sticking. And now, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has announced that Toyota had agreed to a $29 million settlement ... More >>
If ever there was somebody who knows about love, it's got to be Taylor Swift. After all, she's pretty much written the 21st century book of love. Sure, she's only 23, but even so, she seems to know a thing or two about relationships -- god knows, the girl's certainly been in enough of them. Alas, th ... More >>
The Prius was one of the great automobile success stories of the last decade. Toyota's hybrid took off very fast -- too fast, it turned out, when owners found their accelerators sticking. And yesterday, Toyota said it had reached a settlement worth over $1 billion with car owners who'd sued over the ... More >>
How outrageous are gas prices these days? Outrageous enough that a professional athlete who just signed a multi-million-dollar contract is bitching about them. The baller in question is ex-Broncos receiver Eddie Royal. Check out this photo he recently posted to his Facebook page.
It seems to some of us Gen Xers that celebrating Earth Day -- and any other holiday -- just ain't the same as it used to be back in our decade of Smashing Pumpkins, store-bought tie-dye sundresses and lesbian chic. But if we learned anything from surviving the '90s, it's that trends are fluid -- we ... More >>
Yesterday, Denver made number fifteen on The Advocate's list of the Gayest Cities in America. But we need only to tell you (spoiler alert!) that Salt Lake City is ranked number one in order to convince you that our own status means nothing. Before you roll down the windows in your Prius, blast Lady ... More >>
Update, 4:15 p.m.: The zoo has announced how much money the seven local Toyota dealerships donated to the newly christened Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, slated to open in June 2012. The figure? $5.4 million, the zoo's second-largest donation ever. Read on for more details.
Dear militant vegans: Please, please, for the love of all things holy, do a favor for everyone -- non-militant vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike -- and shut the fuck up already.
10 more for the collection.Yesterday, Portfolio.com informed us that we live in the 7th best city for retirement among cold weather climates. Today, we learned that DIA is the best North American airport, according to Business Traveler. This, obviously, is cause for excitement. Because these ... More >>
Ken and Carol Marcoux's Prius (as seen in 9News coverage) has had better days.Be honest: If you'd just hit a car as you landed your plane, what's the first thing you'd do? Run, probably -- which is exactly what 67-year-old Joe Curtis did. According to Boulder County Sheriff's Office spokesm ... More >>
Kenny Be In addition to zipper lanes, Colorado's Interstate 70 highway re-design includes a Runaway Prius Ramp safety feature.
Despite numerous complaints from customers about accidental acceleration, the Prius was not included in Toyota's recent recall of eight models. But this week concerns about the Prius have accelerated, and Steve Wozniak -- yes, the co-founder of Apple -- has been in the driver's seat, steerin ... More >>
It's comin' right for us!In response to the befuddling recall of nine million vehicles by motor behemoth Toyota -- don't worry, it's just brake failure, or is it the floor mats? -- Lakewood's Ryan Scharrel is punching the gas on a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer whose brand was ... More >>
Toyota has recalled 2.3 million vehicles and halted production on eight of its models, including the Camry and Corolla. But Toyota's "stop sale" order does not involve the Prius. And that could be a problem, since numerous owners of that model have complained about mysterious -- and sometime ... More >>
Jeffco commissioner Kevin McCasky feels the environmentally friendly power.Have you ever been stuck behind a snowplow and wondered about the environmental havoc being wreaked by the plumes of exhaust billowing from it? Well, if you're driving in the wake of the baby seen here, you'll be pleas ... More >>
Now, this is what I'd been waiting for...for months. Hordes of people talking about the proper time to snip lettuce, kids helping their parents put onions into their (always reusable!) bags, militant environmentalists scolding those not like them...ah, the Boulder Farmers' Market. At about 11 a.m. o ... More >>
Talk about bad timing. In May 2007, local real estate developer Nichols Partnership Inc. broke ground on Spire, its ambitious 42-story Denver condominium project (the tallest residential tower built in this region in decades). Two months later, the mortgage crisis sent world's financial markets int ... More >>
For those of you in Boulder who enjoy a big, hearty burger without meat, this is for you. V.G. Burgers, an all-plant-based, quick-service restaurant, is moving a few miles away from its current location at 3267 28th Street to 1650 Broadway -- which is already the address listed on its website even t ... More >>
Don't make your weekend a weak end. Today in Backbeat Online: • The Five Peace Band at the Paramount Theatre. • Phish at Red Rocks sells out in minutes; fans call bullshit. • Q&A with David Frederickson of the Prids. • Freaky Friday: "The Force" Swinging robodisco of the '70s. Today in Caf ... More >>
Juicy... Today in Cafe Society: • Win a Prius by loving a burger. • Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery creates order from chaos. • Tonight, find a patio, a party -- or both. • The List: On Broadway. • A few words with Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg. Today in Backbeat Online: • Fertility in fallo ... More >>
Deborah Leebove, cook-off competitor. Hungry? Today in Cafe Society: • Manischewitz! Denverite competes in national cook-off. • Cafe Bites bites into Mardi Gras. • The List: Eating good in the neighborhood. • AJ's Super Bowl run through LoDo. • Organixx is greener than a Prius -- let's h ... More >>
Start your next two-meal day at The Kitchen, in Boulder (Photo from thekitchencafe.com). Note: Writing this made the author extremely hungry and on pace for an 11:45 lunch break. Readers who brought Lean Cuisine to work should read with caution. I entertained an out-of-town guest this weekend. An ... More >>
Meet the chairman of the board.
Douglas County's very own gopher is the latest endangered-species hopeful.